Head Lice Scabies and Crab Lice
Head Lice are small greyish-brown wingless insects, about the size of a sesame seed when fully grown. Their 6 legs end in hooked shaped claws that grasp hair very tightly and do not let go until they are dead or physically removed. They are blood-sucking parasites and survive by taking regular blood meals from the human scalp. Most people with head lice do not have any symptoms so it is important to check the whole family regularly. An active infestation is defined as the detection of a live, moving louse.
Crab Lice (Pubic Lice or Crabs) are primarily found in the pubic or genital area of humans, but they can also be found on other coarse body hair eg. armpit hair. Their eggs (nits) are firmly attached to the hair shaft and can be hard to see. The adult louse, when viewed with a magnifying glass, looks like a crab. Signs and symptoms of Crab (Pubic) (Crabs) Lice infestation include itching in the genital area and detection of visible, crawling lice. We usually recommend Lyclear Dermal Cream for this condition as it usually works after a single application.
Scabies is a contageous skin disease caused by a species of mite. It is spread by direct contact with infected people. The mites that cause scabies burrow into the skin and deposit their eggs. The symptoms include itching, rashes, sores and thin pencil-mark lines on the skin. Lyclear Dermal Cream is ideal for this condition as it usually clears the problem after one application.
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